Big News!


It's been long debated, worried over and prayed about... But I have decided that I am going to make my premium patterns available on the blog for free! This decision was not taken lightly. I have thought and talked about it for months. As much as it is a business decision (want to read about how my blog is a business? Head HERE), I am excited to share something I love SO much with so many more people!

How to Make Money with a Crochet Blog


This is it. The question I get ALLLLLL the time (even from my family, haha!) "How do you make money with a crochet blog?" Well my dear friends (and a special shout out to my in laws!) I am going to BREAK IT DOWN. There are a lot of "how to start a blog" kind of posts out there already, so this isn't going to be that. Today I am talking about the money, honey. Specifically how I make money, because every blogger is different!

How to Make and Sell Crochet Patterns


When I started out and wanted to know how to make and sell crochet patterns, I had a hard time finding some answers to the questions I had. A lot of this was learned through observation, trial and error, and the experience of others. And I kind of feel that having crochet patterns for sale is a little like pregnancy or having kids... you just don't really know what it is like until you do. So hopefully I can share some of my advice and you can decide if it is for you, and better yet, how to do it if you decide it is!

How to Sell Crochet Projects

Selling Finished Crochet Projects
The wonderful thing about selling crochet items is that you get to do something you love and have people pay you! Cha ching! But once you cross the line of crocheting for pleasure into crocheting for business a lot of questions and problems need to be addressed. Don't worry! I got ya covered. I talk about the things that I feel are super important to think about before starting out.

Making Money with Crochet



"How can I sell my crochet work? Can I make money with my crochet projects? How did you get started?" I get these questions in my inbox about once a week! And I totally get it! I feel incredibly blessed to have a "job" where I can say I crochet for a living. The big question is HOW?!

As I started to write this, I realized that I had A LOT to say on the matter! So this will be a four part series. Today we need to lay the groundwork and get a few things in order before we start making the big bucks!

Mini Ballerina Animal Crochet Dolls


These little crochet dolls came to be by a happy accident... I was playing around with the idea of a smaller bunny, my facebook group told me they needed the pattern, and I am a sucker for anything mini! (see my mini octopus and giraffe!) but I couldn't stop there and next thing I knew, there was a bear and a kitty.

The Mini Ballerina Animals are about 9 inches tall from slipper to ear and 3 inches wide. These animals are the perfect dolls for little girls who dream of being a ballerina. For this pattern, I recommend using size 4 worsted weight yarn in whatever color you prefer.  This pattern comes with the bunny, bear, kitty, dress, flowers and slippers, as well as a copy of My Best Tips and Tricks for Crochet Dolls.  
Find the pattern on Ravelry or Etsy


You will love how quickly these work up... much faster than the original Ballerina Animals but with all the cute! You can make them all and in all the colors. Now I love the originals, I think they are the perfect size for a doll, but sometimes you need something quick! :)

If you are wondering how the larger Animal Ballerinas compare...
Interested in more of the Friendly Dolls? Be sure to check out the whole collection!

Best Yarn for Crochet Dolls


It can be hard to find the right yarn for crochet dolls. There are a lot of shades and styles out there! and it can be hard to find just the right one for your doll. I have compiled almost all the dolls I have made and the yarn I used! Hopefully it can be helpful as you search for that perfect shade!

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